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Advisory Board members are professionals who are exclusively invited to closely monitor as well as to provide information and advice during the festival’s preparations. Advice is offered to the Board of Directors and festival managers on almost all matters regarding the festival’s management. Although Minikino highly respects the board’s opinions, it does not hold authority to decide on festival matters and thus cannot be held responsible for any decision made by the festival committee.


A film producer from Rumah Pohon Indonesia has produced documentaries, as well as short and feature films. She is also the co-founder of kisahpedia.id on Instagram and YouTube which features Indonesian content promoting nationalism, tolerance, and humanity.


Syafiudin Vifick is a professional visual storyteller. Using photography as a medium, his work focuses on humanity, sociocultural, environmental, anthropological, and contemporary issues. He initiated indonesianpinhole.org a movement focusing on pinhole photography, as well as the #SayaBercerita photography program, highlighting storytelling through through photography, and the most recent with #RekamMatahari in 2023.


An alumnus of Amsterdam Hoogschool Voor Kunsten, Putu directs is involved in various television and documentary productions. He is a social observer and entrepreneur based in Lovina, North Bali. He produced several short experimental films and recently co-directed his first feature”Jayaprana Layonsari”.



The Minikino Film Week 9 International Jury Board consists of art, literature, and film professionals, diverse in nationality, disciplines, and gender. They are going to preview the 2023 nominated short films which have passed the official selection and hold elections for the 2023 Awards.

The final decision will be reached during the festival following deliberation meetings among the jury members.

The international juries will decide on the winner in each category for:

  • MFW Best Short Film of the Year Award 2023
  • MFW9 Best Children Short Award
  • MFW9 Best Fiction Short Award
  • MFW9 Best Documentary Short Award
  • MFW9 Best Animation Short Award
  • MFW9 Best Experimental Short Award

Minikino Film Week 9 has the honor to present the international jury members:

CLARISSA JACOBSON (United States of America)

Clarissa is the writer, producer, and creator of the multi-award-winning comedy/horror short – Lunch Ladies (lunchladiesmovie.com) – based on her feature. The film has been in more than one hundred festivals including France’s Clermont-Ferrand, South Korea’s Bucheon Fantastic, and Palm Springs International. Not only has Lunch Ladies won forty-six competition awards, it secured top sales rep Ouat Media, and garnered international distribution all over the world. Clarissa also wrote the book I Made A Short Film Now WTF Do I Do With It (a guide to film festivals, promotion, and surviving the ride) which was translated into Indonesian by Minikino Fest. You can find out more about her on her websites – heyimclarissaj.com, and rebelminx.com.

GITA FARA (Indonesia)

Gita Fara has produced 4 feature films that have been going around the festival circuit. Gita began her career in making films as an assistant editor for two films directed by Garin Nugroho, Serambi (2005), and Opera Jawa (2006). As a producer, she started her career as a field producer or line producer through the film Laut Bermimpi (2011). Gita joins the Indonesian Film Festival Committee for the period 2021 to 2023 as Head of Finance and Business Development. Her latest film Before, Now, and Then (Nana) (2022) premiered in Berlinale Main Competition, and won the Silver Bear Awards for Best New Performance, and also won Piala Citra Festival Film Indonesia 2022 for Best Film.


Born in 1983 in France, Sébastien Simon is a filmmaker, a guest professor at Dongseo University in Busan, and a programmer for Busan International Short Film Festival. He graduated from the ESEC film school and from Université Paris 1 Panthéon Sorbonne. He directed several films works from 2014 until recently.

He has published film articles and reviews in L’Avant-Scène Cinéma, Short Film Studies, BullesDeCulture.com, Busan Beat magazine, and Platform magazine. As a festival programmer and organizer, he has contributed to several festivals including Slamdance Film Festival, Rencontres Cinématographiques de Cavaillon, and Seoul Yeongdeungpo International Extreme-Short Image & Film Festival. He also served as a jury member for: Kaohsiung Film Festival, Bogoshorts – Bogota ShortFilm Festival, Regard – Saguenay International Short Film Festival, Minimalen Kortfilmfestival, Seoul International Pride Film Festival, Viddsee Juree Awards, among others.



The Minikino Film Week 9 National Jury Board consists of art, literature and film professionals, diverse in nationality, disciplines and gender. They are invited to preview a list of nominated Indonesian productions that have passed the 2023 Official Selection and also the Indonesia Raja 2023 selection, that meet the requirements for the 2023 National Competition Award. During their work, the board will also preview and make a decision on the winner of the BEGADANG FILMMAKING COMPETITION 2023.

Final decision will be reached during the festival, following deliberation meetings among jury members.

Minikino Film Week 9 have the honor to present the national jury members:


Made Adnyana Ole, was born in Marga, Tabanan, Bali, Indonesia. Now living in Singaraja, a city in the northern part of Bali, Indonesia. He is a writer and journalist. Founder of tatkala.co, media with the primary mission of developing citizen journalism and literary journalism, as well as developing creative writing education and training through the Mahima Institute Indonesia in Singaraja-Bali.

His works have been published in various major mass media such as Bali Post, Kompas, Koran Tempo, Jawa Pos, Horison Magazine and Majas Magazine. He is also an editor and also writes prefaces for books published by Mahima Institute Indonesia.

KELLY LUI (Canada)

Kelly Lui is an arts worker with an interest in prioritizing care practices, interrogating sustainability within creative careers, and supporting socially-engaged multimedia projects. Besides her roles as the Shorts Programmer at the Toronto Reel Asian International Film Festival, Kelly is the Distribution Coordinatorat Ouat Media, a Toronto-based distribution and sales company that specializes in short films. Recognized internationally as one of the world’s primary destinations for work by the industry’s rising stars, Ouat Media boasts an award-winning catalogue of titles featuring12 Oscar® nominees including 3 Oscar® winners to date. Beyond the film world, she’s a founding collective member of TACLA, a collective committed to creative research, artful representation, equitable outreach, and accessible presentation to tell intentional narratives about Asian diasporic histories, presents, and futures in Canada. Kelly’s favorite food is noodles.


Artistic director and cultural manager specializing in film, comics and independent publishing. Since 2005 he collaborates as programmer and curator of exhibitions, among other tasks, with the Alcalá deHenares/Comunidad de Madrid Film Festival, ALCINE. Since the 51st edition, this year 2022, he assumes the position of Artistic Director, in charge of thinking and leading the new stage of one of the most veteran film festivals in Spain.



The Minikino Film Week 9 Youth Jury Board is composed from last year’s Minikino Film Festival Writers Internship 2022.

Building on their last year experience and networking during their internship, the participants will further hone their acquired knowledge and insight as jury members. The Youth Jury Board will decide on one film to be the Youth Jury Award Winner 2023.

Minikino Film Week 9 proudly present the 2023 Youth Jury members:


Andika has been an Art Researcher at Biennale Jogja, and Film Festival Writer at Minikino Film Week 8. He is also a Founder of Roemah Partitoer Indonesia, a cultural organization working on inclusive literacy in Indonesia. Currently, he works as a Manager of Research and Film Archive Program at the Jogja-NETPAC Asian Film Festival (JAFF) and Outreach Director at FILMIN.ID, a community-based online film platform.


A recent graduate from Universitas Multimedia Nusantara (UMN) with a degree in film studies, she has a knack for keeping up with the latest trends in the industry. While she loves the creative side of filmmaking, her passion also extends to the promotional aspects of the field. Shara has previously worked as a social media officer for Minikino Film Week and a social media intern for Palari Films, while also working as a freelance scriptwriter.


Bintang is currently completing his education in Cinema Studies (Kajian Sinema) at the Jakarta Institute of the Arts, focusing on theoretical and critical approaches to cinema as a medium.  As a participant in the 2022 Festival Writers program, he contributed several articles about short films and the world of filmmaking to the Minikino Articles. In addition, Bintang has also written for various publications, including Cinémanic Magazine and Majalah Aksi. Bintang has also directed and written several short films including an experimental short that was screened at Imajitari 2022. Bintang’s passion for cinema has driven him to pursue a career that involves exploring the world of film beyond just filmmaking.


Vira is an Indonesian Language and Literature student who’s currently pursuing her bachelor’s degree at UIN Jakarta. She gained interest in gender equality issues, pop culture, Indonesian literature and theatre performance. Formerly a Film Festival Writer for MFW 8 and still aspires to contribute in Indonesian literature by being a writer. She also wrote short stories, poetry and participated in several writing competitions. During 2023 she has already done several activities including being involved in theatre performance “Sebagaimana Bilamana Adanya” by Teater Syahid UIN Jakarta as part of the makeup artist team.